What is it? Spousal support is a matter that becomes difficult to be handled sometimes. When it comes to spousal support, the person who is receiving the support is concerned with how much they can receive; while the one who is paying is concerned with how much he will be asked to pay. When you start the process, the most important thing to know is if you are the one who will pay or receive the spousal payment. Many factors must be considered before a court decides to give an order of spousal support. These factors include the level of life you were living when married, who is getting the children, how much you contributed while in the relationship, and if you were a stay at home parent caring for the children and the home.